Seems Senator Feinstein thinks such a high capacity should be illegal when hunting humans. Doesn't she realize that human can attack and hurt you if you don't have the firepower to take it down?
During a Senate Judiciary Committee
hearing on gun control Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) shot
down a proposed amendment to her â€śassault weaponsâ€ť ban that would exempt
military veterans from the gun ban. She also made some questionable
Pushing a ban on high-capacity
magazines, Feinstein argued that it is â€ślegal to hunt humans with
15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.â€ť
Hereâ€™s her dubious rationale:
â€śThe time has come,
America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part
of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those
that hold more than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state
laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet
itâ€™s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round
magazines. Limiting magazine capacity is critical because it is when a
criminal, a drug dealer, a deranged individual has to pause to change
magazines and reload that the police or brave bystanders have the
opportunity to take that individual down.â€ť
During the same hearing, she also
argued that a military veteran could be mentally ill and suffering from
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), therefore should be prevented
from buying the semi-automatic weapons that would be banned in her bill.
The California Democrat also made the
bizarre claim that the â€śadvent of PTSDâ€ť is a â€śnew phenomenonâ€ť and a
â€śproduct of the Iraq war.â€ť
Hereâ€™s exactly what she said in
context: â€śThe problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the
advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the
Iraq War, itâ€™s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm
covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a
veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with
respect to having a weapon like this.â€ť
But the important thing is she wants to limit capacity for human hunting. She thinks 15 rounds are to much. I just wouldn't feel safe out there if I can only have 3 or 5 round limit when hunting humans.
Is a person's veteran status--which I respect and honor--enough to qualify him or her to have firearms, whether or not there is also a serious mental illness in play? It is a stupidly phrased, but still valid, concern.
I agree that it is stupid to think that the idea of PTSD was developed post the Iraq war, since people have been writing about this phenomenon for several thousand years now.